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The Cornerstone of Netwatch Culture

Netwatch Communications Day 2016The Netwatch Culture At Netwatch we value our company’s culture of teamwork, accountability and respect for one another. We strive to maintain these values, not only to find and keep the best employees, but because we know our staff play … Continue reading

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How CCTV Can Address Student & Staff Safety in our Nations Schools

Netwatch CCTV TechnologyThere have been an alarming number of incidents in our schools involving guns, knives and other security related incidents. There is now a renewed interest for CCTV cameras to be installed across our schooling systems. While schools have long been … Continue reading

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Catalytic Converter Theft – The 90 Second Crime!

Netwatch can help protect your business from catalytic converter theftDue to the continued high price of precious metals, catalytic converter thefts continue to be a common crime that can be very costly to auto dealers and automotive service businesses if not addressed. The good news is there are steps … Continue reading

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Home Break-Ins Often Occur While a Family Member is at Home

Netwatch can prevent your home from being burgledWhen considering the consequences of a home break-in, most of us think first about what possessions we would lose. Sure, valuables like jewelry, computers, and other electronics can be covered by insurance, but some sentimental items are much harder to … Continue reading

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Increasing Problem of Scrap Metal Theft

The theft of scrap metal has become an ever-increasing problem throughout the country in recent times. The record high prices for scrap metal has led to a huge increase in thefts and has brought about a trend for criminals to … Continue reading

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Budgeting for a Security System – Can Your Business Afford to Skimp?

Do you think locking your doors at the end of the day is enough to protect your assets? Financial business planning requires an in depth review of current practices and a forecast on what measures can be taken to achieve … Continue reading

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Netwatch Warns Against Valentine’s Jewellery Theft

Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching and once again jewellery is expected to be one of the top gifts this year with many forking out their hard earned cash to mark this special occasion with some form of precious metals and … Continue reading

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Netwatch Welcome New Scrap Metal Laws Across the UK

New UK Scrap Metal LawsThe Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 put new laws in place last week which requires all scrap metal dealers across England and Wales to apply to their local council for a license to operate. The new law gives the council the … Continue reading

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Famous Crimes Solved By CCTV

CCTV is an extremely important element of our day to day business here at Netwatch and allows us to see in real time if security is breached and visually verify any intruders who are about to commit a crime. CCTV … Continue reading

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Crime Figures Are Falling, But People Don’t Feel Safer

Fear of crime is on the rise but rates of violent crime are falling. Why the seemingly irrational divide? While there was a 9%  fall in crime last year, a poll for the Royal Statistical Society and Kings College London … Continue reading

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CCTV Can Help Tackle Cargo Theft In Road Transport Industry

Use of live CCTV technology can help tackle the problem of cargo thefts from lorries in the European Union (EU) region, which according to a recent European Commission report costs the road transport industry around €8 billion (£6.7 billion) every … Continue reading

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Back to School Security Tips

School SecurityAs the new school year is upon us, schools and their staff are preparing for the influx of students at the beginning of September. Recently, one of the most important aspects of preparing for the school year has become security. … Continue reading

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Netwatch Annual Summer BBQ

Due to the fast paced nature of the environment we work in here at Netwatch, it is little surprise that our annual Summer Staff BBQ comes as a welcome treat to all Netwatch employees. The BBQ was held last Friday … Continue reading

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Construction Site Theft Spikes in the Summer

Construction Theft Spikes in the SummerAccording to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the number of thefts on construction sites rises along with the temperatures during the summer months. The top 5 states for theft of construction equipment account for 40% of the overall number of construction … Continue reading

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Funny Burglar Fails

Fail“It’s Coming From Inside The House” A man in Oregon, USA decided to take a shower after robbing a house. When the owners of the house came home, the criminal got scared. He called the police afraid that the owners … Continue reading

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14% increase in recorded incidents in the first half of 2013

Here at Netwatch we have recorded over 2,500 incidents of criminal activity at business sites throughout Ireland during the period January – June 2013. The Netwatch Commercial Crime Report shows a 14% year on year increase in criminal activity which illustrates … Continue reading

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Netwatch US Crime Report January – June 2013

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Kevin Lowe Settling Into Our New York Office

  With the recent opening of the New York office, the first person to move in was Kevin Lowe, Regional Sales Manager who held the same role as part of our Irish sales team. He says that the help he … Continue reading

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Fuel Theft Crime Wave

Oil tank theft has risen approximately 153% since 2011, with more than 1,200 thefts in heating oil nationwide. As the black market for oil increases, the rewards for offenders do also. The incidents have not been confined to residential oil … Continue reading

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Netwatch Open Our Second Office in North America

Netwatch Eye LogoWe are delighted to announce we are expanding our operations in the US market with the opening of a second office. The new office in New York will result in the creation of 10 new jobs in the US as well as … Continue reading

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15 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

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Think like a burglar, act like a member of the Royal Guard

A good way to protect your business or home from burglary and theft is to know what attracts and what deters burglars from certain premises. Do burglars choose their targets based on rational considerations? Do they consider the location? Or … Continue reading

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Commercial Businesses Targeted For Summer Burglaries

Securing Your PropertyWith Memorial Day weekend winding down, the summer has unofficially begun. With the warmer weather upon us this means holiday plans, more time spent outside and generally a more relaxed attitude toward life. Unfortunately the warmer summer months and longer … Continue reading

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Perimeter protection – your own personal “Hawk Eye”?

Goal line technology is set to be introduced to the Barclays Premier league next season. Hawk Eye, invented by Paul Hawkins, used for ball tracking in tennis and cricket already, will be used next season to notify the match referee … Continue reading

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Protect Your Home While You’re At the Game

Red Sox StadiumBaseball season is well under way and despite the peaks and valleys we’ve witnessed from the Red Sox for the first quarter of the season, it looks like we will be in for both a competitive and exciting run as the … Continue reading

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Netwatch’s FAQ: Common Queries from Our Potential Customers

Netwatch Communications DayWhile Netwatch cater to a wide range of customers; both commercial businesses and private residents, we often find that their questions centre around some common issues. We’ve collected a few of the more frequently asked questions, along with their solutions, … Continue reading

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Crime: Costs, Policing and Prevention

Concluding on June 26th 2013, over the start of the summer period, the government will carry out a financial spending review which has sparked concern amongst many departments fearing they will be targeted by cuts. Included are those who worry … Continue reading

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Boston Highlights the Important Role of CCTV

Public Area CCTVIn the wake of 9/11, CCTV and other video surveillance systems have proliferated across the USA. In addition to commercially based CCTV systems, in the last number of years CCTV has been introduced by numerous city and community councils to … Continue reading

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High hopes for next campaign – Netwatch support the exiles at London Irish End of Season Dinner

Netwatch was delighted to attend the London Irish End of Season Dinner and Awards on Tuesday evening last.  Netwatch sponsored the Player of the Season Award on the night, awarded to George Skivington for his outstanding individual contribution on the … Continue reading

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Cycle4Haiti 2013

“A good soldier never leaves a man behind.”                                                                 … Continue reading

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Security stepped up for Sunday’s London Marathon

Security at this weekend’s London Marathon is currently under review following the fatal events at Monday’s Boston Marathon. Chief Executive of the London Marathon, which goes from South East London to the Mall, has told media that he “fully expected” … Continue reading

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Burglar Alarm Survey

Burglar-Alarm-SurveyBurglar alarm survey – How do you react? A recent Netwatch survey produced a startling statistic that showed that 87% of people ignore burglar alarms when they are going off. | How do you react? A recent Netwatch survey produced … Continue reading

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North American Snowbirds move South for the Winter

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It is that cold dark time of year in the North United States when fall turns into winter, and when many citizens begin their annual trek south for the winter to warmer locales such as California, Arizona, … Continue reading

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Protecting your Retail Business on Black Friday

Black fridayWith Thanksgiving upon us this week, the holiday season is truly in full swing. This weekend will also see the return of Black Friday which has come to be unofficially known as the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Almost … Continue reading

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Vandalism and Theft Due to Peak This Week

Halloween-BusinessLast year Netwatch recorded a 50% increase in criminal activity during Halloween week and expect that figure to rise this year. David Walsh, Group CEO of Netwatch said, “Halloween is great fun for kids, but it can be an extremely … Continue reading

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